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Confidentiality Of Responses To U.S. Census May Come Up For 'Renewed Debate'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 22:09

An internal email reveals a Justice Department discussion about the possibility of reconsidering whether the Patriot Act could force the release of individuals' confidential census responses.

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Colorado Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Pregnant Wife And Daughters

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 20:29

By pleading guilty, Christopher Watts avoided facing the death penalty. He was arrested in August, a day after he appeared on local television pleading for his family's safe return.

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Airbnb Plans To Remove Listings In Israeli Settlements

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:45

Israel's Tourism Minister Yariv Levin described it as a "disgraceful surrender," while senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called it an "initial positive step."

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Police Officer In 'Critical Condition' After Shooting At Chicago Hospital

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 17:46

The Chicago Police Department says the officer was shot during an "active shooter incident." Few details were immediately released, though police said there were reports of additional victims.

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Pelosi's Democratic Opponents Go Public, But Still Lack Challenger

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:18

12 House Democrats and 4 incoming freshman have signed a letter committing to oppose Nancy Pelosi's speakership bid on the House floor.

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Shouting 'Mexico First,' Hundreds In Tijuana March Against Migrant Caravan

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:47

While some residents of the northern Mexican city have said "all migrants are welcome," a group of protesters this weekend demanded they be kicked out.

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The Presidential Turkey Pardon's Weird Roots Go Back To The Iran-Contra Scandal

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:41

President Reagan's pivot away from a reporter's question about possibly pardoning those involved with the 1980s arms-sales scandal is a key moment in the history of the event taking place Tuesday.

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Do You Know The Right Way To Wash Your Hands? Watch This Video Aimed At Halting Ebola

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:40

There are six separate steps in the video from Democratic Republic of the Congo — and that's not counting "abundantly" wetting your hands and lathering up.

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Italian Village Installs Speed Cameras, Records 58,000 Infractions In 2 Weeks

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:35

A highway runs right through the community of Acquetico, population about 120. The area's mayor decided to take action against motorists blazing by and was shocked at what he found.

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Rhode Island Prisons Push To Get Inmates The Best Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:13

The state has started to reduce overdose deaths by offering counseling and medication for opioid addiction in prison. Research finds the treatment helps inmates avoid relapse after release.

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Thousands Flee As Guatemalan Volcano Erupts Again

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:01

Guatemala's "Volcano of Fire" killed more than 100 people when it erupted in June. Now, thousands are evacuating their homes as the volcano once again spews ash and hot rocks.

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Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS For Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:11

State Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced Friday that it had added the drugstore chains to a lawsuit filed in May against opioid distributors and manufacturers.

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Nissan Chairman Ousted Amid Investigation Over Financial Misconduct

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:14

Carlos Ghosn, who also chairs Renault and Mitsubishi, is widely admired for saving Nissan from bankruptcy nearly 20 years ago. Now he has been accused of underreporting income and reportedly arrested.

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Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken? Scientists Turn Poultry Poop Into Fuel

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:02

When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.

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North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:15

Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst.

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Trump Administration Faces 2 Legal Challenges For Asylum Restrictions

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 05:00

As Trump cracks down on asylum-seekers, federal lawsuits argue that the administration is turning its back on legal precedent and international law.

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As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With Caution

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 04:59

Millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them, but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.

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Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 04:59

Latino turnout was up dramatically in the midterms, according to early voting and other preliminary data. Democrats say Latino votes helped flip house and senate races across the country.

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Calif. Authorities Raise Wildfire Death Toll To 80, Lower Number Of Missing Persons

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 02:40

At least 80 people have died throughout California since the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire broke out earlier this month. The official missing persons list spans 993 names.

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Serving Time, And Fighting California Wildfires For $2 A Day

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 17:48

Close to 1,500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California.

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